Learn Grow Soar
Support your students with the essential life skills they need anytime, anywhere.
We like to say that all learning is social and emotional and every moment has the potential for social and emotional skill development. You’ll find our early and comprehensive approach is grounded in the principles of positive youth development and evidence-based social emotional learning practices that foster the mindsets, skills, and confidence of each child to behave well, make good decisions and build healthy relationships—skills necessary for success in school and life. We’re so glad you’re here.
Ready to start at the beginning? We’ll guide you down the path to SEL using both structured and flexible plans to help you reach your goals.
Grab & Go
No time to prepare? No problem. Find simple, ready-to-use activities, lessons, tools, and resosurces to hit the ground running.
News & Announcements
Read more about WINGS endeavor to empower staff with SEL skills at Boys and Girls Club of Central Wyoming.
After 25 years at the helm, CEO Bridget Laird continues to guide Wings for Kids to new heights.
Social Emotional Learning focuses on teaching kids skills they can use to regulate their emotions, communicate with others, and use compassion and empathy to understand the needs of others.
The WINGS Approach
Make learning fun
Incorporating play into lessons is crucial to development and helps to build the relationships kids need to boost social emotional resilience. Kids are naturally drawn to learning new skills when they are disguised as a game or activity, which is why we always strive to make it FUN!
Create inclusive and engaging experiences
From curriculum to activities, everything we teach is intentionally rooted in culturally relevant practices and thoughtfully designed to engage students and promote their individual and collective learning.
Help kids become the best version of themselves
School is a place to grow both academically and as a person. When children have all the tools they need to become the best version of themselves, they’re better equipped to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally in school and in life.
Cheryl Hollis, the Wings for Kids Director of Programs, explains the five core social and emotional competencies and how each contributes to student achievement, attitude, and future success.
I Soar with Wings
Learning the core competencies of SEL is FUN and easy when you have I Soar With Wings. Use the book as an introductory experience on its own, or to spark conversations using the prompts provided inside.